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Top 50 Best Latina And Hispanic Actresses In 2023

Shivam ParasharShivam-Updated Jan 5, 2023


Latin Actresses

 

It is not surprising to notice that Latina and Hispanic actresses have been trying to make their presence felt in Hollywood for decades now.

 

Ever since the beginning of the 1920s, there has been a Latina and/or Hispanic actress who has struggled to pave the way for those from their ethnicity who have tried their hands at acting after them.

 

However, despite the fact that several Latina actresses have been fighting to find their way in Hollywood, the mega movie industry has still perhaps not been able to accommodate them in their projects as reasonably as it should have.

 

That said, one cannot deny the fact that a lot many talented Latina actresses have indeed found growth in their representation both in films and on television.

 

We would also like to inform our readers that several television and feature writers have asked for a systematic change in Hollywood.

 

This is to ensure that any aspiring Latina and/or Hispanic actress should not feel that her talent has not been paid enough attention.

 

The need for representation of gorgeous and able Latina actresses in Hollywood speaks volumes about their significant screen presence.

 

In fact, it would be safe to say that had it not been for some of these performers, Hollywood may have ended up losing its appeal to viewers worldwide.

 

This is primarily because many of the ladies that we have mentioned in this particular list have made their dynamic presence felt in almost every film genre.

 

Furthermore, a few of these actresses have even gone on to win Academy Awards for their respective cinematic undertakings.

 

Therefore, we attempt to bring to you a compilation of fifty of the finest Latina and/or Hispanic actresses to have ever graced the silver screen.

 

We have done our best to include the finest known Latina screen performers; taking into consideration different eras and the popularity of the mentioned stars.

 

We, thus, hope that our readers and fans of global cinema continue to back many of these actresses who are working ambitiously today.

 

 

50. Kate del Castillo Negrete Trillo

 

Kate del Castillo Negrete Trillo

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 23, 1972
Place of Birth Mexico City, Mexico
Height 165 centimeters
Debut Year 1978
Debut Film Los de abajo

 

Kate del Castillo Negrete Trillo, who is professionally known as Kate del Castillo, is a Mexican-American actress who shot to fame after having played a role in 'Muchachitas' in 1991.

 

Soon after, she was seen in film and television projects in the Latin American industry.

 

She was a part of ventures such as 'Alguna vez tendremos alas', 'La Mentira', 'Ramona', and 'Bajo la misma piel' among others.

 

She gained further recognition after having played a part in shows like 'La Reina del Sur' and 'Ingobernable.'

 

 

 

49. Alexa Ellesse PenaVega

 

Alexa Ellesse PenaVega

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 27, 1988
Place of Birth Miami, Florida, United States of America
Height 155 centimeters
Debut Year 1993
Debut TV Show Evening Shade

 

Alexa Ellesse PenaVega is one of the most experienced performers to make it to our list.

 

Not only has she been a part of motion picture projects such as the 'Spy Kids' film series, 'Follow the Stars Home', and 'Sleepover' but she has also made an appearance on shows such as 'Ruby & the Rockits', 'ER', and 'Ghost Whisperer' among others.

 

It is said that she performed her stunts herself while shooting for the three 'Spy Kids' feature films.

 

 

 

48. Kimberly Alexis Bledel

 

Kimberly Alexis Bledel

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth September 16, 1981
Place of Birth Houston, Texas, United States of America
Height 170 centimeters 
Debut Year 1998
Debut Film Rushmore

 

Kimberly Alexis Bledel, who is professionally known as Alexis Bledel, was first seen on the screen in a feature film titled 'Rushmore', in which she played an uncredited role.

 

Best known for playing the role of Rory Gilmore on the television series titled 'Gilmore Girls', Alexis Bledel has also been a part of projects such as 'The Handmaid's Tale' and 'Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life' among others.

 

Her "credited" feature film debut was in the Disney live-action adaptation, titled 'Tuck Everlasting.'

 

 

 

47. Judy Reyes

 

Judy Reyes

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth November 5, 1967
Place of Birth Bronx, New York, United States of America 
Height 163 centimeters
Debut Year 1992
Debut TV Show Law & Order

 

Judy Reyes, who has confessed that she always wanted to be a film actor, grew up in a restricted household where her mother constantly told her that acting was mostly for people who were white.

 

However, the actress continued to pursue her dream and was able to fulfill it dutifully.

 

She has been seen in television and film projects such as 'Scrubs', 'Devious Maids', 'Claws', 'NYPD Blue', 'The Sopranos', and 'Little Girl Lost: The Delimar Vera Story', to name a few.

 

 

 

46. Camilla Belle Routh

 

Camilla Belle Routh

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 2, 1986
Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Height 173 centimeters
Debut Year  
Debut Film Trouble Shooters: Trapped Beneath the Earth

 

Camilla Belle Routh, who is professionally known as Camilla Belle, featured in a number of commercials for popular brands at the beginning of her career.

 

The beautiful actress is also a film director and producer.

 

Her most significant role as a mainstream performer has got to be the one that she played in the Roland Emmerich-directed big-budget drama, titled '10,000 BC.', The film released in 2008 ended up grossing $269 million at the global box office.

 

 

 

45. Odette Juliette Annable

 

Odette Juliette Annable

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth May 10, 1985
Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Height 174 centimeters 
Debut Year 1990
Debut Film Kindergarten Cop

 

Odette Juliette Annable is a gorgeous screen performer who has been seen doing several film and television roles.

 

Her television credits include shows such as 'House', 'October Road', 'Banshee', and 'Supergirl' to name a few.

 

Also, Odette Juliette Annable has had roles to play in movies such as 'Reckless Behavior: Caught on Tape', 'The Unborn', 'Walk Hard', and 'Cloverfield' among others.

 

She is known to have been a supporter of Hillary Clinton in the 2016 United States presidential election.

 

 

 

44. Constance Marie Lopez

 

Constance Marie Lopez

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth September 9, 1965
Place of Birth East Los Angeles, California, United States of America 
Height 164 centimeters
Debut Year 1988
Debut Film Salsa

 

Constance Marie Lopez decided to give her acting career a kick-start while she was only just a teenager.

 

The actress, who launched her own clothing line in the year 2007, has been a part of television shows such as 'George Lopez', 'Switched at Birth', 'Undone', 'Spin City', 'Early Edition', 'Dirty Dancing', and 'American Family' to name a few.

 

She has also played a role in motion pictures such as 'Salsa', 'Selena,' and 'Tortilla Soup' among others.

 

 

 

43. María África Gracia Vidal

 

María África Gracia Vidal

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth June 6, 1912
Place of Birth Barahona, Dominican Republic
Height 170 centimeters 
Debut Year 1940
Debut Film Boss of Bullion City

 

María África Gracia Vidal, who was professionally known as Maria Montez, is also credited with carving a path for the Latina actresses who would follow her into the mainstream.

 

Known as the "Queen Of Technicolor", the actress played a ton of seductive roles in a series of filmed-in-Technicolor costume adventure films that she was a part of during the 1940s.

 

She was seen wearing fancy costumes and sparkling jewelry in most of the motion pictures that she was a part of.

 

It is not surprising then that she was also known to be a self-promoter of sorts.

 

 

 

42. Gina Torres

 

Gina Torres

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 25, 1969
Place of Birth New York, New York, United States of America
Height 178 centimeters 
Debut Year 1992
Debut TV Show Unnatural Pursuits

 

This Afro-Latina actress made a name for herself after having featured in shows such as 'Firefly', 'Suits', 'Pearson', 'The Vampire Diaries', 'Xena: Warrior Princess', and 'Westworld', 'Cleopatra 2525', and 'Hercules: The Legendary Journeys', to name a few.

 

Gina Torres has also been a part of motion pictures such as 'The Matrix Reloaded', 'The Matrix Revolutions', 'I Think I Love My Wife', 'Jam', 'South of Pico', and 'Selah and the Spades' among others.

 

 

 

41. Aimee Sandimés Garcia López de Ordóñez

 

Aimee Sandimés Garcia López de Ordóñez

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth November 28, 1978
Place of Birth Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Height 163 centimeters
Debut Year 1996
Debut Film The Homecoming 

 

Aimee Sandimés Garcia López de Ordóñez, who is famously known as Aimee Garcia, claims to be a "full-blown" Latina herself.

 

The cute-looking actress has been a part of popular television shows such as 'Trauma', 'George Lopez', 'Vegas', 'Dexter', 'Lucifer', and 'All About the Andersons' to name a few.

 

Aimee Garcia has also been a part of motion pictures such as 'Spanglish', 'RoboCop', 'Major Movie Star', and 'D-War' among others.

 

 

 

40. Naya Marie Rivera

 

Naya Marie Rivera

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth January 12, 1987
Place of Birth Valencia, Santa Clarita, California, United States of America
Height 165 centimeters
Debut Year 1991
Debut TV Show The Royal Family

 

When the term "Afro-Latinx" was gaining prominence during the 2010s, Naya Marie Rivera was one of the few actors who was identified to be a part of the community.

 

The late actor had started facing the camera as a child itself.

 

She had appeared in a number of national television commercials before her stint on television shows and in the movies.

 

She got the golden opportunity to play the role of Hillary Winston on the CBS sitcom, titled 'The Royal Family.' For her performance in the same, she ended up getting nominated for the Young Artist Award.

 

However, it was her portrayal of a lesbian cheerleader on the Fox television series titled 'Glee' that brought her more fame and acclaim.

 

 

39. Patricia Carola Velásquez Semprún

 

Patricia Carola Velásquez Semprún

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth January 31, 1971
Place of Birth Maracaibo, Venezuela
Height 177 centimeters
Debut Year 1996
Debut Film The Jaguar

 

Patricia Carola Velásquez Semprún, who is professionally known as Patricia Velásquez, hails from Venezuela and is a competent screen actor.

 

The actress has worked as a model and has featured on the covers of Vogue, Bazaar, Marie Claire, and a number of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues.

 

When it comes to the movies, she has made a name for herself by appearing in popular feature films such as 'The Mummy' and its much-awaited sequel, titled 'The Mummy Returns.'

 

 

38. María José de Pablo Fernández

 

María José de Pablo Fernández

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth November 12, 1979
Place of Birth Santiago, Chile
Height 170 centimeters
Debut Year 2000
Debut Film The $treet

 

María José de Pablo Fernández, who is professionally known as Cote de Pablo, is a Chilean-American actor and singer who moved to the United States of America at the age of 10 to study acting.

 

She had made an appearance in a number of television shows before she was cast to play a significant character in a television series, titled 'NCIS.' Cote de Pablo had also played a role each in 'The $treet' and the CBS drama, titled 'The Education of Max Bickford', respectively.

 

 

37. Sara Paxton

 

Sara Paxton

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 25, 1988
Place of Birth Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Height 166 centimeters 
Debut Year 1996
Debut TV Show Small Talk

 

Sara Paxton is an actor, voice artist, and singer who happens to be half Mexican.

 

But, since there's a relentless stereotype regarding how a Latina is "supposed" to look, people often cease to recognize her ethnic background.

 

The actress rose to fame after having appeared in television and film projects such as 'Darcy's Wild Life', 'Summerland', 'Aquamarine', 'Return to Halloweentown', 'Sydney White', 'Superhero Movie', and 'The Innkeepers' among others.

 

 

36. Morena Silva de Vaz Baccarin Setta

 

Morena Silva de Vaz Baccarin Setta

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth June 2, 1979
Place of Birth Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height 171 centimeters 
Debut Year 2001
Debut Film Perfume

 

Morena Silva de Vaz Baccarin Setta, who is popularly known as Morena Baccarin in the cinematic world, first rose to prominence after having played a role in the science fiction series, titled 'Firefly.' 

 

The actress, who continued to shine in shows such as 'Homeland' and 'Gotham', has also been seen in motion pictures such as 'Serenity' and the 'Deadpool' franchise.

 

Morena Baccarin received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2013 for her terrific performance in 'Homeland.'

 

 

35. Gina Alexis Rodriguez-LoCicero

 

Gina Alexis Rodriguez-LoCicero

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 30, 1984
Place of Birth Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Height 161 centimeters
Debut Year 2004
Debut TV Show Law & Order

 

Gina Alexis Rodriguez-LoCicero, who is known in her professional space as Gina Rodriguez, made her television debut on the hit show, titled 'Law & Order.' 

 

She is also known for having portrayed Jane Villanueva efficiently in The CW satirical romantic dramedy series, titled 'Jane the Virgin.'

 

For her role in the show, she even received a well-deserved Golden Globe Award in 2015.

 

She has been in films such as 'Filly Brown', 'Scoob!', 'Miss Bala', 'Deepwater Horizon', and 'Annihilation' among others.

 

 

34. Roselyn Milagros Sánchez Rodríguez

 

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Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 2, 1973
Place of Birth San Juan, Puerto Rico
Height 165 centimeters 
Debut Year 1992
Debut Film Captain Ron

 

Roselyn Milagros Sánchez Rodríguez, who is famously known as Roselyn Sánchez, is yet another multi-talented performer to make it to our list.

 

The Puerto Rican artist is a singer and songwriter who has managed to prove herself as a dancer, model, actress, producer, and writer as well.

 

Her television credits include projects such as 'Without a Trace', 'Devious Maids', and 'Fantasy Island' among others.

 

When it comes to cinema, she has appeared in feature films such as 'Rush Hour 2', 'The Game Plan', 'Act of Valor', and 'Boat Trip' to name a few.

 

 

33. Stephanie Beatriz Bischoff Alvizuri

 

Stephanie Beatriz Bischoff Alvizuri

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth February 10, 1981
Place of Birth Neuquen, Argentina
Height 168 centimeters 
Debut Year 2009
Debut TV Show The Closer

 

Stephanie Beatriz Bischoff Alvizuri, who is famously known as Stephanie Beatriz, is best known for playing the role of Detective Rosa Diaz in the Fox/NBC comedy series, titled 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine.' 

 

She also played a decent part in the 2021 film adaptation of the musical drama 'In the Heights.' 

 

The actress, who also had a recurring role to play in the hit comedy series titled 'Modern Family', has also appeared in independent movie projects such as 'The Light of the Moon' and 'Short Term 12.'

 

 

32. María Cristina Estela Marcela Jurado García

 

María Cristina Estela Marcela Jurado García

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth January 16, 1924
Place of Birth Guadalajara, Mexico
Height 168 centimeters
Debut Year 1943
Debut Film No matarás

 

María Cristina Estela Marcela Jurado García, who was professionally known as Katy Jurado, started her career in Mexican films.

 

During the early 1950s, she was noticed and, therefore, recruited by American filmmakers to make a splash in Hollywood.

 

Needless to say, she was soon seen in prominent Western films.

 

She played different kinds of roles in every other project that she was a part of.

 

The first Latin American actress to be nominated for an Oscar for her supporting role in 'Broken Lance', Katy Jurado is one of those actresses who is credited with paving the way for several other Mexican actors in Hollywood.

 

 

31. Raquel Welch

 

Raquel Welch

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth September 5, 1940
Place of Birth Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Height 168 centimeters
Debut Year 1964
Debut Film A House Is Not a Home

 

The international sex symbol of the 1960s, Raquel Welch is undoubtedly one of the most popular actresses to make it to our list.

 

She first rose to prominence after having played a role in 'Fantastic Voyage.' Soon after, she made her striking presence felt in motion pictures such as 'Bedazzled', 'Bandolero!', '100 Rifles', 'Myra Breckinridge', and 'Hannie Caulder' among others.

 

Raquel Welch, who has also been a part of several television variety specials, was one of those film stars whose posters used to sell the most at the peak of her career.

 

 

30. María Guadalupe Villalobos Vélez

 

María Guadalupe Villalobos Vélez

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 18, 1908
Place of Birth San Luis Potosí, Mexico
Height 152 centimeters
Debut Year 1927
Debut Film The Gaucho

 

María Guadalupe Villalobos Vélez, who was professionally known as Lupe Vélez, was one of the first few performers to have paved the way for Latina actresses into mainstream cinema.

 

She was a popular actress, dancer, and singer during the Golden Age of Hollywood.

 

By the end of the 1920s, she was seen playing a role in several silent films.

 

She could be seen portraying significant characters in feature films such as 'The Gaucho', 'Lady of the Pavements', and 'Wolf Song' to name a few.

 

 

29. Victoria Dawn Justice

 

Victoria Dawn Justice

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth February 19, 1993
Place of Birth Hollywood, Florida, United States of America 
Height 166 centimeters
Debut Year 2003
Debut TV Show Gilmore Girls 

 

Victoria Dawn Justice is a talented young performer who has already received several accolades.

 

Not only has she won two Young Artist Awards but she has also been nominated for three Imagen Awards, an NAACP Image Award, and three Kids Choice Awards, respectively.

 

She has been a part of television projects such as 'Zoey 101', 'Gilmore Girls', and 'Victorious' among others.

 

Her film credits include 'Fun Size', 'Trust', 'The First Time', 'Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List', and 'The Outcasts' to name a few.

 

 

28. Christian Marie Serratos

 

Christian Marie Serratos

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth September 21, 1990
Place of Birth Pasadena, California, United States of America
Height 170 centimeters
Debut Year 2005
Debut TV Show Zoey 101

 

Christian Marie Serratos is best known for playing Rosita Espinosa in AMC's hit television show, titled 'The Walking Dead.' 

 

The actress is also known for having featured in projects such as 'Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide' and 'The Twilight Saga.' 

 

That said, she was seen portraying The Queen Of Tejano singer Selena efficiently in Netflix's 'Selena: The Series' for a year between 2020 and 2021.

 

Her performance as Angela Weber in 'Twilight' had managed to be her deserving critical acclaim.

 

 

27. Melissa Barrera Martínez

 

Melissa Barrera Martínez

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 4, 1990
Place of Birth Monterrey, Mexico
Height 170 centimeters
Debut Year 2012
Debut TV Show La mujer de Judas

 

Melissa Barrera Martínez is a Mexican actress who has already made a name for herself after having featured in projects such as 'Siempre tuya Acapulco', 'Tanto amor', and the Netflix produced series, titled 'Club de Cuervos.' 

 

The actress, who also starred in the slasher horror feature titled 'Scream' in 2022, shot to fame after playing the lead role in the drama series 'Vida' and the musical drama feature film, titled 'In the Heights.'

 

 

26. Annabella Avery Thorne

 

Annabella Avery Thorne

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 8, 1997
Place of Birth Pembroke Pines, Florida, United States of America
Height 173 centimeters
Debut Year 2003
Debut Film Stuck On You

 

Annabella Avery Thorne, who is popularly known as Bella Thorne, is yet another surprising addition to our list.

 

Recipient of an Imagen Award, a Shorty Award, a Teen Choice Award, and three Young Artist Awards, the actress has admitted to getting her skin and hair darkened to look closer to her heritage.

 

She has been seen in films and television projects such as 'Blended', 'Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip', 'Infamous', 'The DUFF', 'Amityville: The Awakening', 'Girl', and 'The Babysitter' film series.

 

 

25. Madeleine Marie Stowe Mora

 

Madeleine Marie Stowe Mora

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 18, 1958
Place of Birth Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America 
Height 172 centimeters 
Debut Year 1978
Debut TV Show Baretta

 

Madeleine Marie Stowe Mora, who is professionally known as Madeleine Stowe, is another seasoned Latina screen performer to make it to our list.

 

The actress was mostly seen playing roles on television before making her big-screen debut in the crime-comedy flick titled 'Stakeout' in 1987.

 

She has appeared in well-known movies such as 'Revenge', 'Blink', 'Unlawful Entry', and 'The Last of the Mohicans' among others.

 

That said, she went on to win the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the independent drama film, titled 'Short Cuts.'

 

 

24. Sônia Maria Campos Braga

 

Sônia Maria Campos Braga

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth June 8, 1950
Place of Birth Maringá, State of Paraná, Brazil
Height 157 centimeters 
Debut Year 1968
Debut Film O Bandido da Luz Vermelha

 

Sônia Maria Campos Braga, known to the film world as Sônia Braga, is a popular Brazilian veteran film star who has appeared in several film and television projects in American cinema.

 

She has delivered Golden Globe Award-nominated performances in titles such as 'Kiss of the Spider Woman' and 'Moon over Parador.' Furthermore, she even went on to receive a BAFTA Award nomination for her character portrayal in a project, titled 'Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands' in 1981.

 

 

23. Melissa Fumero

 

Melissa Fumero

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 19, 1982
Place of Birth North Bergen, New Jersey, United States of America
Height 168 centimeters
Debut Year 2005
Debut TV Show All My Children

 

Melissa Fumero is an actress and director who rose to prominence after having played the role of Amy Santiago in the FOX/NBC sitcom, titled 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine.' The show had won a Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy.

 

Melissa Fumero delivered her maiden performance as the main lead in the independent film, titled 'Tiny Dancer', in the year 2009.

 

The following year, she was seen in five episodes of 'Gossip Girl.'

 

 

22. Natalie Martinez

 

Natalie Martinez

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 12, 1984
Place of Birth Miami, Florida, United States of America
Height 172 centimeters
Debut Year 2006
Debut TV Show Fashion House

 

This Cuban-American actress started modeling at the age of 15.

 

Soon after, she decided to try her hands at acting.

 

One of her first film roles was in the 2008 thriller, titled 'Death Race.' However, between 2003 and 2011, Natalie Martinez could be seen in quite a few music videos.

 

When it comes to shows, the actress can be seen in 'Kingdom', 'Detroit 1-8-7', 'CSI: NY', 'The I-Land', and 'Ordinary Joe' to name a few.

 

She has also been a part of film projects such as 'End of Watch', 'Reminiscence', 'Message from the King', and 'The Land' among others.

 

 

21. Jordana Brewster

 

Jordana Brewster

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 26, 1980
Place of Birth Panama City, Panama
Height 170 centimeters
Debut Year 1995
Debut TV Show All My Children

 

This raven-haired beauty, who made her screen debut on the television show titled 'All My Children', is better known for her character sketch in the blockbuster 'Fast & Furious' series of motion pictures.

 

However, she has also made a name for herself by appearing in a show like 'As the World Turns', for which she received a nomination for the Outstanding Teen Performer at the Soap Opera Digest Award in 1997.

 

That said, her maiden feature film role was in Robert Rodriguez's horror science fiction, titled 'The Faculty.'

 

 

20. Eiza González Reyna

 

Eiza González Reyna

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth January 30, 1990
Place of Birth Mexico City, Mexico
Height 173 centimeters
Debut Year 2007
Debut TV Show Lola: Érase una vez

 

Born and raised in Mexico City, Eiza González Reyna is one of the most refreshing talents to make it to our list.

 

The actress first rose to prominence after having appeared on shows such as 'Lola, érase una vez' and 'Sueña conmigo.' She found greater fame once she was selected to be a part of the American horror series, titled 'From Dusk till Dawn: The Series.' 

 

Also, her charming performance in 'Baby Driver' made her a familiar face to fans worldwide.

 

 

19. Aubrey Christina Plaza

 

Aubrey Christina Plaza

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth June 26, 1984 
Place of Birth Wilmington, Delaware, United States of America
Height 168 centimeters
Debut Year 2001
Debut TV Show 30 Rock

 

Known for her expressive dark brown eyes, Aubrey Plaza may not be that old but she certainly is one of the most experienced actresses to make it to our list.

 

With over 80 titles to her credit already, the actress has managed to charm the audience with the range of characters that she has played.

 

Aubrey Plaza can be seen in shows such as 'Parks and Recreation' and 'Legion.' The actress, whose maiden leading film role was in 'Safety Not Guaranteed', has also been seen in feature films such as 'Mystery Team', 'Scott Pilgrim vs. the World', 'Happiest Season', 'Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates', 'Black Bear', and 'Ingrid Goes West' among others.

 

 

18. America Georgina Ferrera

 

America Georgina Ferrera

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 18, 1984
Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, United States of America 
Height 155 centimeters 
Debut Year 2002
Debut Film Real Women Have Curves

 

America Georgina Ferrera, who is known for wincing frequently while delivering her lines, has got to be one of the most famous television personalities to make it to our list.

 

An actress, producer, and director, America Georgina Ferrera developed an interest in acting at a very young age.

 

She made her feature film debut with 'Real Women Have Curves' in the year 2002.

 

Since then, she has been seen in television and movie projects such as 'Ugly Betty', 'End of Watch', 'The Dry Land', and 'Our Family Wedding' among others.

 

Her amazing performance in 'Ugly Betty' brought her a lot many awards and well-deserved fame.

 

 

17. Mayte Michelle Rodriguez

 

Mayte Michelle Rodriguez

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 12, 1978
Place of Birth San Antonio, Texas, United States of America
Height 165 centimeters
Debut Year 2000
Debut Film Girlfight

 

Mayte Michelle Rodriguez announced her arrival to the mainstream in style after having played a disturbed boxer in the independent sports drama movie, titled 'Girlfight.' For her performance in the same, she ended up winning the Independent Spirit Award and Gotham Award for Best Debut Performance, respectively.

 

She has acted in the Fast & Furious franchise as one of the main characters which have spanned over a decade. She has since then been seen in motion pictures such as 'S.W. A. T.', 'Battle: Los Angeles', 'Avatar', and 'Resident Evil' franchises among others.

 

She is often seen playing characters that involve a lot of action scenes like fist fighting, gun fighting, or martial arts.

 

 

16. Eva Longoria Bastón

 

Eva Longoria Bastón

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth March 15, 1975
Place of Birth Corpus Christi, Texas, United States of America 
Height 157 centimeters 
Debut Year 2000
Debut TV Show Beverly Hills, 90210

 

Eva Longoria, who was recognized after having portrayed Isabella Braña on the CBS daytime soap opera 'The Young and the Restless', shot to fame after appearing ABC's 'Desperate Housewives.' For her performance in the latter, she received both Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations.

 

She has been a part of films such as 'The Sentinel', 'For Greater Glory', 'Over Her Dead Body', 'Lowriders', and 'Overboard' among others.

 

 

15. Rita Hayworth

 

Rita Hayworth

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth October 17, 1918
Place of Birth Brooklyn, New York, United States of America
Height 168 centimeters
Debut Year 1934
Debut Film Cruz Diablo

 

Rita Hayworth, who was born Margarita Carmen Cansino, is arguably the most popular Hispanic actress to make it to this list.

 

She achieved unprecedented fame during the 1940s and was the favorite pin-up girl for GIs during the Second World War.

 

She went on to become so popular that the press had no option but to refer to her as the ultimate "Love Goddess." 

 

Arguably the most glamorous film star of the 1940s, Rita Hayworth has been a part of motion pictures such as 'Gilda', 'Only Angels Have Wings', 'Pal Joey', 'Blood and Sand', and 'The Lady from Shanghai.'

 

 

14. Rita Moreno

 

Rita Moreno

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth December 11, 1931
Place of Birth Humacao, Puerto Rico
Height 159 centimeters
Debut Year 1950
Debut Film So Young, So Bad

 

This Puerto Rican-born American actress has also been a fantastic dancer and singer.

 

Her contribution to the entertainment industry can be gauged from the fact that she has now been working for over 70 years.

 

She has been a part of numerous television, film, and theater projects throughout her career.

 

Rita Moreno has been seen in feature films such as 'Singin' in the Rain', 'The King and I', and in the 1961 and 2021 film adaptations of 'West Side Story', respectively.

 

 

13. Jennifer Lynn "J.Lo" Lopez

 

Jennifer Lynn "J.Lo" Lopez

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 24, 1969
Place of Birth Castle Hill, New York, United States of America
Height 164 centimeters
Debut Year 1986
Debut Film My Little Girl

 

Jennifer Lynn "J. Lo" Lopez, who is professionally known as Jennifer Lopez, is a multi-talented artist.

 

Not only is she a decent screen actor but she is also a globally popular singer and dancer.

 

She established herself as the highest-paid Latin actress in Hollywood after having appeared in movies such as 'Anaconda' and 'Out of Sight.' 

 

Among the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood today, the wonderful Jennifer Lopez has also been seen in motion pictures such as 'Parker', 'Maid in Manhattan', and 'The Boy Next Door' among others.

 

 

12. Jessica Marie Alba

 

Jessica Marie Alba

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 28, 1981
Place of Birth Pomona, California, United States of America 
Height 169 centimeters
Debut Year 1994
Debut Film Camp Nowhere

 

Jessica Marie Alba started facing the camera when she was only 13 years old.

 

While she was first seen in projects such as 'Camp Nowhere' and 'The Secret World of Alex Mack', it was her performance in the television series 'Dark Angel' that brought her critical acclaim.

 

For the aforementioned show, she even received a Golden Globe nomination.

 

She has been seen in feature films such as 'Fantastic Four', 'Valentine's Day', 'Little Fockers', 'Machete', and 'Sin City' among others.

 

 

11. Eva de la Caridad Méndez

 

Eva de la Caridad Méndez

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth March 5, 1974
Place of Birth Miami, Florida, United States of America 
Height 165 centimeters
Debut Year 1998
Debut TV Show ER

 

Eva de la Caridad Méndez, who is known professionally as Eva Mendes, is an actress, businesswoman, model, and one of our top picks.

 

The gorgeous film star, whose career kick-started after she featured in movies such as 'Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror' and 'Urban Legends: Final Cut' during the late 1990s, really came into her own after her terrific performance in 'Training Day.' 

 

She was then seen in feature films such as '2 Fast 2 Furious', 'Hitch', 'Ghost Rider', and 'Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans' among others.

 

 

10. Cameron Michelle Diaz

 

Cameron Michelle Diaz

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 30, 1972
Place of Birth San Diego, California, United States of America
Height 174 centimeters 
Debut Year 1994
Debut Film The Mask

 

Now, this might come across as a total surprise for our beloved readers but the popular film star, Cameron Diaz, is a Latina.

 

Once named among the "50 Most Beautiful People" in the world by People Magazine, the stunning actress made her big-screen debut by starring opposite Jim Carrey in the 1994 feature film, titled 'The Mask.' 

 

Tipped to be the highest-paid actress over the age of 40 in 2013, she has been nominated for four Golden Globe Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, and a BAFTA Award, respectively.

 

 

9. Rosario Isabel Dawson

 

Rosario Isabel Dawson

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth May 9, 1979
Place of Birth New York, New York, United States of America
Height 170 centimeters 
Debut Year 1995
Debut Film Kids

 

The beautiful and resourceful Rosario Isabel Dawson was first seen on the screen in the popular mid-90s independent teen drama, titled 'Kids.' 

 

Rosario Dawson, who is also known for having played a part in quite a few comic-book adaptations, has been seen in motion pictures such as 'He Got Game', 'Sin City', 'Josie and the Pussycats', 'Rent', 'Men in Black II', 'Clerks II', 'Death Proof', and 'Seven Pounds' among others.

 

She won the Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture for her role in 'Rent.' Also, she received a well-deserved nomination for the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actress in a Comedy for her performance in 'Top Five.'

 

 

8. Lupita Amondi Nyong'o

 

Lupita Amondi Nyong'o

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth March 1, 1983
Place of Birth Mexico City, Mexico
Height 165 centimeters
Debut Year 2009
Debut TV Show Shuga

 

Our readers need to brace themselves for another pleasant surprise.

 

Renowned actor Lupita Amondi Nyong'o is as much a Mexican as she is Kenyan.

 

Recipient of an Academy Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, a Daytime Emmy Award, and four NAACP Image Awards, she has been seen in motion pictures such as 'Us', 'Black Panther', and the 'Star Wars' sequel trilogy.

 

She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in '12 Years a Slave.'

 

 

7. Sofía Margarita Vergara Vergara

 

Sofía Margarita Vergara Vergara

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth July 10, 1972
Place of Birth Barranquilla, Colombia
Height 170 centimeters
Debut Year 1995
Debut TV Show Acapulco, cuerpo y alma

 

This Colombian and American film star was the highest-paid actress in American television from 2013 to 2020.

 

Sofia Vergara rose to prominence after playing a significant character in the hit ABC comedy series, titled 'Modern Family.' She was nominated for four Golden Globe Awards, four Primetime Emmy Awards, and eleven Screen Actors Guild Awards for her spectacular performance in the same.

 

She has also featured in movies such as 'Chasing Papi', 'Four Brothers', 'Meet the Browns', and 'Madea Goes to Jail' among others.

 

 

6. María de los Dolores Asúnsolo y López Negrete

 

María de los Dolores Asúnsolo y López Negrete

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth August 3, 1904
Place of Birth Durango, Mexico
Height 161 centimeters
Debut Year 1925
Debut Film Joanna

 

María de Los Dolores Asúnsolo y López Negrete, who is famously known in the universe of cinema as Dolores del Río, was arguably the first Mexican actress to have been a sensation internationally.

 

The actress had a remarkable film career in American cinema during the 1920s and the 1930s.

 

Considered by many to be among the most beautiful screen actors in cinema history, Dolores del Río had charmed the audience with her presence in motion pictures such as 'Resurrection', 'Evangeline', and 'Ramona' among others.

 

 

5. Anya-Josephine Marie Taylor-Joy

 

Anya-Josephine Marie Taylor-Joy

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 16, 1996
Place of Birth Miami, Florida, United States of America
Height 173 centimeters
Debut Year 2014
Debut Film Vampire Academy 

 

Not many of our readers would be aware of the fact that Anya-Josephine Marie Taylor-Joy, who is professionally known as Anya Taylor-Joy, identifies herself as a white Latina.

 

The superstar may be young but she has already managed to win the hearts of millions of viewers worldwide.

 

Recipient of a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award, Anya Taylor-Joy is one of the best young actresses working anywhere in the world today.

 

Named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time, she has been a part of shows and movies such as 'The Queen's Gambit', 'Emma', 'The Witch', and 'Split' among others.

 

 

4. María de la Paz Campos Trigos

 

María de la Paz Campos Trigos

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth January 2, 1976
Place of Birth  
Height 168 centimeters
Debut Year 1997
Debut TV Show Menudo es mi padre

 

María de la Paz Campos Trigos, who is famously known as Paz Vega, is of the biggest and most beautiful Latina actresses to have ever graced the silver screen.

 

She has been a part of popular feature films such as 'Sex and Lucia', 'Spanglish', 'All Roads Lead to Rome', 'Acts of Vengeance', and 'Rambo: Last Blood.' 

 

After having made her maiden screen appearance on the Spanish television show titled 'Menudo es mi padre', Paz Vega also featured in shows such as 'Más que amigos' and 'Compañeros', respectively.

 

She made her film debut with 'Zapping' in the year 1999. The actress has been working in European, Spanish, French, Latin America, and many more countries.

 

 

3. Penélope Cruz Sánchez

 

Penélope Cruz Sánchez

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth April 28, 1974
Place of Birth Alcobendas, Spain
Height 168 centimeters 
Debut Year 1990
Debut TV Show Los mundos de Yupi

 

The actress with gorgeous dark brown hair is undoubtedly one of the most popular film stars to feature on our list.

 

Known for her roles in both Spanish cinema and Hollywood, Penélope Cruz has been a part of motion pictures that belong to different genres.

 

The talented star has been a recipient of an Academy Award and a British Academy Film Award.

 

In addition to her wins, she has also been nominated for five Screen Actors Guild Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, and a Primetime Emmy Award, respectively.

 

 

2. Zoe Yadira Saldaña Perego

 

Zoe Yadira Saldaña Perego

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth June 19, 1978
Place of Birth Passaic, New Jersey, United States of America
Height 170 centimeters 
Debut Year 1999
Debut TV Show Law & Order

 

A self-proclaimed science fiction geek, Zoe Yadira Saldaña Perego is popularly known to the cinematic universe as Zoe Saldaña.

 

While she began her acting career on a show titled 'Law & Order', her maiden motion picture was 'Center Stage' in which she portrayed the role of a ballet dancer.

 

Zoe Saldaña has been a part of popular motion pictures such as 'The Terminal', 'Star Trek', 'Avatar', 'Death at a Funeral', 'Star Trek Into Darkness', 'Star Trek Beyond', 'Guardians of the Galaxy', 'The Adam Project', 'Avengers: Infinity War', and 'Avengers: Endgame' among others.

 

 

1. Salma Hayek Pinault

 

Salma Hayek Pinault

 

Entity Detail
Date of Birth September 2, 1966
Place of Birth Coatzacoalcos, Mexico
Height 157 centimeters
Debut Year 1989
Debut TV Show Teresa

 

Salma Hayek is without a doubt one of the most popular actresses to make it to our list.

 

The sensational Mexican and American actress and producer began her acting career in Mexico after having been a part of projects such as 'Teresa' and 'El Callejón de Los Milagros.' However, she was soon about to hit global fame by leaving a mark in Hollywood.

 

Needless to say, motion pictures such as 'Desperado', 'From Dusk till Dawn', 'Wild Wild West', 'Dogma', and the 'Grown Ups' series of films are some of her better known movies.

 

This seasoned actress earned an Oscar nomination in the year 2003 for her role in the movie Frida.

 

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